Elmwood Park, NJ (PRWEB) April 13, 2009 -
In the wake of the recent recalls of pistachios and peanuts and concern about the safety of food in the United States, Congress and the Obama Administration have made food safety a top priority this year. There have been numerous articles in the press about this issue and thoughts about what may be on the front burner moving forward.
To help educate and inform industry insiders and observers as is its mission, The Food Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the most up-to-date information for all facets of the food industry, will present a 90-minute webcast on food safety legislation currently being proposed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
"The best way to be prepared for upcoming changes in food safety is to be informed about what is happening right now," commented Brian Todd, President of The Food Institute. "There is no doubt that some significant changes will be forthcoming from Congress and the Obama Administration, and the food industry must be aware of what may be coming down the pike."
This program will review the significant aspects of food safety legislation currently being discussed in the Congress. The two bills getting the most attention, and likely to be the outline of future changes, are The Food & Drug Administration Globalization Act, sponsored by Representative John Dingell, Chairman Emeritus of the House Energy & Commerce Committee; Bart Stupak, Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations; and Frank Pallone, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health; and The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, introduced by Senator Richard Durbin, Senate Assistant Majority Leader, and a bipartisan group of Senators.
Joining the discussion will be Committee on Energy & Commerce and Health Policy Advisor, and Professional Staff Member to Representative John Dingell, Virgil Miller, and Legislative Assistant to Senator Richard Durbin, Candice Cho. Also participating will be John Ford, Partner, of Sidley Austin LLP. John Bode, Principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz P.C. will be moderating the discussion.
Use this opportunity to get clarification on your specific points of interest and ask questions of those who are already involved in the process.
Be sure to register for this informative webinar designed to give you the most recent information on the pending food safety proposals. The session will be held on Tuesday, April 21st from Noon to 1:30pm (EDT). For more information, contact Sue Antista at santista (at) foodinstitute (dot) com, (phone- (201)791-5570, ext. 212. Or sign up immediately at http://www.foodinstitute.com/foodsafety2009.cfm